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Resize and sharpen for web: Showing your images atHere is a great resizing and sharpening method for those of you keen to show the maximum detail in your web images.Resize and sharpen for web: Showing your images at by Alex37
I wish I could remember where I read it on the net but subsequent google searches havent shown up anything. Marc Adamus uses a variant of this method which is actually what lead me to use it because I noticed a certain clarity in the sharpness his images which were not present in mine.
Who should read this
I should point out that many people here dont even do basic sharpening very well or at all for web images, but it does make a difference when it is done correctly. Also this is really aimed at people who want to show their work at the highest quality on the web.
So first off here is a comparison of the two methods:
The difference appears quite small but in my opinion the advanced method is far superior. It picks out the finer details much much better. Look at the grass on the left image, it looks blurry and crunchy in comparison to the pin sharp
Resize for Web - Photoshop Action Set II Why resize your images?Resize for Web - Photoshop Action Set II by Alex37
Showing your images to their very best on the web is important, particularly if you are in the business of selling art or photography through websites.
Most people now use 1280px or larger screen sizes. To make your photos or art less appealing to image theives, whilst still attractive to the viewer, you should consider keeping the longest dimension between 600 and 800 pixels. For panoramic images you may wish to increase this to 1000 pixels.
NB. The submission guidelines for photography animals plants and nature is that the MINIMUM dimension should be 400 pixels or greater
Why this method produces better results than simpler methods
The method used in the photoshop action set takes advantage of the photoshop resizing algorthm to produce results with minimum information loss and maximum detail. It shows a small but noticeable improvement over 'Unsharp Mask' and 'Smart Sharpen' methods. If used with masking results can be far superior to other meth
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